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environment

Theory education is important, but practical knowledge that will teach you more. Northeastern University understood the importance, and as a result, ‘Social Impact-athon’ was born. It is a weekend-long conference cum event where the students’ skills would go under test. Moreover, the theme of this Social Impact-athon is the environment. This event will, therefore, have an onslaught of proposals from nonprofit organisations. They will be...

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No student is perfect. It is only sheer hard work and will power that can help one reach great heights. The Torch Scholars Program of Northeastern University has some inspiring stories to tell. Taking the saying “failure is the stepping stone to success” to a literal level, the program is aimed at supporting bright students from diverse family backgrounds and the first in their family...

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A growing number of detractors, including Elon Musk, who has warned about the power of artificial intelligence, worry that automation could disrupt entire communities and disproportionately affect low-income workers. It is believed that 40% of the world’s jobs will be replaced by robots capable of automating tasks. Both blue collar and white collar professions will be affected.   Majorities of people in the United States, Canada, and...

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physical therapy

It is important that students face problems where they can use their knowledge. Northeastern University understands how crucial this is. They orchestrate real-life situations for their students. Above all, it will help them understand how to overcome their panic and offer their help.   Steve Clark is an assistant clinical professor at the University. He is often seen to be guiding groups in his lab on emergency...

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  Earth is the only planet which supports life. As a mother takes care of her children, fulfilling all their needs, so does our planet fulfill ours, which is why we call it mother earth. When a child grows, we teach them about trees, water, animals, and the environment. What they are and why we need them. But we forget to teach them that they are...

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a cappella

In the words of W.H. Auden- “The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.” And a cappella is one of the simplest forms of music.   A cappella is Italian for "in the manner of the chapel". A cappella music is group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. The term "a...

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ballet-dancers

  “My favorite place in the world is on stage,” says Kathleen Breen Combes, who has been a professional ballet dancer for the past two decades. Starting at the age of 18, Breen Combes has worked for productions like Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake etc. However, she is now retiring as a dancer to take the helm at Festival Ballet Providence, a professional ballet company in Rhode Island. She is...

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Shipworms are a type of wood-boring clam that look more like a worm wearing two shells as a hat than any typical bivalve. Currently, there are 70 recognized species of shipworms, broken into 17 genera. They can be found in every ocean in the world, living in driftwood, mangroves, seagrass roots, and mud. They can sink a wooden vessel just by munching on it. Some species...

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Nancy Pelosi clapping

You must have seen news and jokes on the ‘Pelosi Clap’. For us, it was just something to make memes on. However, the gesture made by Pelosi was not so for Laura Dudley. She is a behavioral analyst and a clinical professor at Northeastern University. What's more, she also specialises in body language. “It was President Donald Trump who delivered the State of the Union address...

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Machines recognize better than humans

Earlier magnetic resonance machines were narrow and sounded huge. They were considered the most important machine, yet those scans took a minimum of an hour based on the part of the body that is being scanned.   At recent times, researchers have come up with new algorithms for neural networks that can used with machine learning techniques to create useable images with comparatively less data. These algorithms...

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